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Friday, 11 May 2007

Make Your Own Talc

Frugal Talc

Whatjaneed:
Appropriate container
Some bicarbonate of soda (every frugal home should have this as it’s used for just about everything)
Some dry beans
Your favourite essential oil (I like peppermint)



Step 1
Take the lid and using a very thin drill make lots of tiny holes. You can also use a heated pin held with pliers over a candle.

Step 2
Half fill the container with the bicarb.

Step 3
Bung in the beans. These help make it easier to shake out the powder.

Step 4
Add a couple of drops (LITERALLY A COUPLE) and allow it to stand in the container for a couple of hours with the lid on, shaking occasionally.

This makes for a very pleasant fragrance.

Use it on smelly feet, in shoes, on the carpet (check an inconspicuous area first) brush through the smelly dogs coat or even as a dry shampoo brushed through your own hair (test first and watch the eyes).

If you wish to use it as a personal talc test it first on a small part of your body because the oil can burn delicate skin.

Of course, you can omit the oil and just use the bicarb straight.

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